20 Interesting Winterthur Facts

Interesting Facts About Winterthur:
  1. Winterthur was founded about 1175 by the counts of Kyburg.
  2. Winterthur is connected to Germany by direct trains and has links to Zurich Airport.
  3. The official language of Winterthur is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.
  4. Winterthur is twinned with two Swiss and two international towns: Hall in Tirol, Austria; Pilsen, Czech Republic; La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland & Yverdon-Les-Bains, Switzerland.
  5. Winterthur is located in the canton of Zurich.
  6. Winterthur is the 6th largest city in Switzerland. 
  7. The city is situated at an elevation of 445 meters above sea level.
  8. The name Winterthur originated from the Roman city of “Vitudurum”. 
  9. In 1467 the city was financially broken and taken over by the large city Zurich until the Year 1798.
  10. In 2008, Winterthur reached 100,000 inhabitants. Population as of 2017: 109,775.